College football analyst puts ‘overhyped’ label on Colorado entering spring practice

At this moment no one really knows what to expect from the 2023 Colorado Buffaloes. I expect head coach Deion Sanders’ team to play hard, fast and disciplined (with character), but is that enough to last .500 seasons?

If you’re evaluating the current roster, it all comes down to how much importance you place on the recentness of 1-11 compared to the plethora of talented new players and managers currently in Boulder.

Some expect the Buffs to break into the top 25 sometime this season. while others, such as 247Sports college football analyst Will Backus, believe a 6-6 campaign would be “over-fulfillment”.

As spring training is about to begin nationwide, Backus has smashed several teams that he believes are either overrated or underpriced.. Here’s what he wrote about “overpriced” buffs:

Let’s pump the brakes a little. Deion Sanders has been a fantastic collaborator and has already attracted the attention of some elite talent. But it also inherits a complete mess. Not counting the year of COVID-19, Colorado has only had one winning season since joining Pac-12 over a decade ago. While Sanders’ transfer class with 25 prospects could plug some holes immediately, Colorado still has probably the worst lineup in the entire conference. However, there are some big pundits who have included Buffalo in their too-early top 25 predictions. At present, Colorado is nothing more than a paper tiger. With his charisma and recruiting ability, Sanders has all the tools to rebuild Colorado, but building a bowl in the first year would be an overwhelming task.

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